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. iranian commanders claim it entered their airspace the past few days but the navy says all this, all of the unmanned airline vehicles are accounted for, thank you. it points out that several gulf nations use the same types of unmanned surveillance aircraft so maybe it was someone else's. david lee, what else is iran claiming? >>reporter: well, iran is claiming it entered iranian airspace and the naval chief said it took off from an aircraft carrier. iranian state tv is using the word "capture" saying it was captured but they are not releasing details of where or when. a commentator said it was on a mission over the persian gulf and the navy says all unmanned air vehicles are accounted for. over the years, drones of which this was allegedly one, have been lost in the water and that happened in october. the navy believes that drone came apart as designed and sank. among other countries that use this drone in the area, the united arab emirates and kuwait and this is a very low tech product that essentially is a flying camera with a transmitter and the iranians may not be aware this part
once again captured a u.s. spy drone but this time the u.s. navy insists no drones in the region are missing right now. the iranians say the scan eagle drone as they call it flu flew into its airspace. iranians claim this is the video evidence. they reveal how they quote the video or captured the drone. iranian regime made similar claims regarding the stealth zone still unclear when it captured it or crash landed on iranian territory. either way the new drone is said to be far less sophisticated. the pentagon points out several countries used the scan eagle so theoretically it could be almost anybody's. david lee miller is live in jerusalem. david lee? >> that's right, shepard, the u.s. navy says two of iran's neighbors the uae the united arab emirates as well as kuwait have scan eagle drones. it's very possible the drone that iran is claiming to have in its possession could have come from somewhere in the neighborhood. so, as of now at this hour, there is still a mystery as to where this drone came from. the u.s. says that all its drones in the region have been accounted for. in
reporting from the front lines, and we begin tonight in iran. the navy there claims it has captured a u.s. drone, saying the drone entered iranian air space over the persian gulf. but a u.s. defense official tells cnn that whatever device iran has, it is not an actively operating navy drone. officials say the navy has fully accounted for all of its unmanned vehicles. there are reports the drone was carrying out spy operations. >>> internet security tycoon john mac afee says he's in gaut mala but police believe he's in beli belize. he's wanted for the shooting death of his neighbor. he says the government is trying to pin the murder on him. macafee hired a new lawyer. he says he chose gaut mala, i'll quote him, the closest place to protect his life from persecution. >>> and george h.w. bush is still in the hospital tonight for treatment of a lingering cough and bronchitis. he was supposed to be released over the weekend, but a spokesman from methodist hospital in houston tells "outfront" that doctors are being extra cautious with his care, and are in hurry to send him home. also told us
they say is a scan eagle drone made by boeing iran says the drone was spying and the iranian navy brought it down hacking into electronics. the u.s. navy says it's not missing a drone in the middle east. i'm joined by elise in washington. first u.s. far from the only country to possess drones neen that part of the world, multiple countries do. could the aircraft belong to someone else? >> well, certainly, michael. the u.s. says none of its drones are missing and it follows it could belong to someone else. the united states has identify the 76 countries that use this type of drone country and many u.s. allies in the persian gulf are also using it. but it's unclear how iran got a hold of it anyway. it's possible that it got lost or it had a mechanical failure. it's not clear that it shot down. >> exactly. one of the questions that's been asked, and they've claimed to have done this before, in fact this announcement comes a day to the -- a year to the day after iran claimed to have shot down another u.s. drone and they say that one crashed in the iranian desert. >> that's right. it's a great
they will be secret for secret santa. we have to get to headlines that are not the best of the news. a navy seal killed in afghanistan, died in a risky mission to rescue a doctor and two colleagues abouted by the taliban. he was member of the seal team 6. there are many questions about what dr. joseph was doing in a dangerous place. his employer said they are committed to continuing the work in afghanistan. mexican-american singer jenny rivera was killed when her private jet crashed in music. > gretchen: her plane disappeared after taking off from monterey, mexico. authorities say everyone on board died. no word on what caused the crash. >> it is a shock to the family and incredible that most of the people who knew my sister, she was a very strong person and fights for everything in life. >> gretchen: the 43 year old superstar sold 15 million record and starred in a reality show called i love jenny. she leaves behind five children. she was only 43. a republican on the short list of secretary of defense. nebraska senator chuck hagel considered to replace panet a. he opposed with the ira
states navy says it's not one of our drones. iran's revolutionary guard says it has captured one of our prized pieces of intelligence, something called a scan eagle. iran says it was brought down by anti-aircraft squads in iranian air space. there's no visible damage in the pictures that aired today on iranian tv, and, again, the u.s. navy, which patrols the persian gulf constantly, says all ever its drones are currently accounted for. it also says its drones stay in international air space. joining me now with his insights and expertise is jim walsh. jim, first and foremost, look, it may very well be someone else's drone. i'll get to that in a moment. but when we say we only patrol in international air space, do we really only patrol in international air space? >> well, the first thing to know about that ashleigh, is international air space is highly contested. different countries draw the maps in different ways. and so you can be in a spot in the air where one country claims it's in international air space and another country claims it's in their national air space. it's sort of a fud
iranian air space. our navy is responding saying the u.s. navy has accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. they are confined to internationally recognized water and air spoers. space. molly henneberg joins us. what is the background to this mystery. >> reporter: navy owe eugs figureseofficials say we do have allies in the region that use these type of drones, the united arab emirates and kuwait. iran did not say when or where it captured the scan eagle just that it entered iranian air space. we don't have a lot of information besides that. we do know that the navy did lose one of these scan eagle drones back in october, but naval officials say that it went down in the persian gulf, that it broke apart as these drones are designed to do, and that they believe it sank into the persian gulf. jenna. jenna: so, if the iranians do indeed have this unmanned aerial vehicle, what type of information can they get from it? >> reporter: it's a low-cost, low tech drone. basically it's a camera that can transmit pictures via radio waves. it is possible the iranians c
. while serving in the navy he also managed to obtain advanced management training at harvard business school. you have a combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that the adderall possesses, respect for mike mullen is the reason so many distinguished chose to join this coalition and its now my pleasure to add general mike mullen. [applause] >> thanks for your leadership on this project which as you sit goes back decades, and i do appreciate all of you coming here today for what is a truly critical juncture for the nature and terms of our national security. our economic viability and continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a routine question more than years ago when i first link to these concerns. you ask me what is the greatest threat to the united states security. as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff i got asked that all the time. i answered in two words, that. i think i surprised him. today 50 former senior national security officials served across eight presidential administrations and formed the coalition to s
.s. continue to dominate the western pacific, the navy and air force to the same degree that it did throughout the cold war in the post cold war the philippines and australia in particular to bear some of the burden. that's what i mean by an empire. i'm going to let the audience discover for your questions with the major conclusion of the book is the latest want to ask you before we turn it over what you -- you are walking away from america's historical a central role of the superpower, and you are talking about inevitable, necessary, a decline, and how would you respond. they want the american influence to extend long into the decade that they cannot do that bearing the same level of burden. of vladimir putin against china at the same time that what countries like vietnam and the philippines drag us into a war with china, over the sea is so azoff plater balancing triet in any case, the u.s. has so much oil deposits in texas, louisiana, oklahoma or other places i can name but we are doing to be -- because of energy reserves we are going to be a significant power for decades to come in any case
a sense of what relationships washington has with india and what would be priorities for both india navy? [inaudible] how is it going to help? >> let me start with your last question first. as far as the indian ocean organization that you related to that we are, we're not a part of but we are invited as an observer to it, but in general, throughout the into pacific region, first, you have to understand the breadth and scope of that region. is well over half the people in the world living in that region. all the major economies are in that region, including ours. seven of the 10 largest armies in that region. you can put all the comments in the world in the pacific ocean, put all of them in the pacific ocean and still have room for another africa, another candidate, another united states, another mexico. that's just in the pacific. the indian ocean is vast as will fix we have this really large, very dynamic, can't even call it a region. it's half the world, where you have historical ties between countries, bilateral, multilateral, and you have this, there is no one security organization t
details on the location or when the incident occurred. a u.s. navy spokesperson says that none of their drones are missing in the middle east so we know it is not from the u.s. navy. i ran claimed all so that it brought down a cia spy drunk. >> a woman in a wheelchair is recovering after she was ran over by a muni train at the and sintersection of church and market street. police are still investigating whether she had leaned forward toward the train, or if she felt off her wheelchair. witnesses say, that the woman was dragged and trapped under the train. if she was rushed to san francisco general hospital suffering life threatening injuries. >> a federal judge is temporarily prohibiting our state from enforcing a first of its kind law that bars licensed therapist from working to change the sexual orientation of a miners'. a u.s. district judge ruled last like the first amendment rights of mental health professionals who engaged in " reparative or conversion therapy outweigh concerns that the practice poses a danger to young people. he ban would take affect on january 1st. >> s
spent 21 years in the navy and every year on a ship they were ordered to push equipment off into the ocean so that they could get an increase in their budget to buy more stuff for the next year. we are buying tanks that the military does not use. i think that the pentagon could save money by using better buying power, teach those guys to save instead of throwing it in the ocean. guest: better buying power is the name of a pentagon initiative. everyone recognizes that their budget, which has not consistently since 1998, particularly a lot in the last 10 years, they are coming down on sequestration and something else, and there is a lot of push to buy smarter. there is a feeling that there has been some waste when you are flush with cash and the pentagon is looking for ways to lower their buying costs and get more value for taxpayer dollars. host: when you look at major weapons systems that could see a scaling back in spending, the predator drones aircraft, joint light technical vehicles, talk about these weapons systems. guest: at 35 is the largest program in the history of t
the i iranian airspace after that- over the persian gulf. the reporter quotes guards navy chief saying that the drone was captured but gave no further details on the location or when the incident occurred. u.s. navy says no draws are missing in the middle east. i rang-- iran climbed into the lead and it brought down a cia spy drawn after it entered its airspace from its eastern borders with afghanistan and pakistan. teheran later says it recover data from the top secret from a quick with stealth technology. >> a u.s. official says according to intelligence obtained over the weekend syrian forces were mixing to chemicals that contain then the guests. president obama issued a stern warning. i want to make clear the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> u.s. officials are concerned that fighting moving close in to damascus the regime may be getting desperate and could use chemical weapons to try custer rebellion. secretary of state and hillary clinton says if he goes down the road there will be consequences. >> i will not telegraph any spe
for the south korean navy have found what they believe is the first stage of the rocket. a defense ministry spokesperson says the sailors located the debris in the yellow sea about an hour and a half after the launch. ministry officials released photos and this video of the operation. the sailors found a 10-meter section of fuselage, the word korean for milky way was written on the side. that's the name of the rocket that the north koreans sent up. they say the debris was par of the first stage. theyay the sailors tried to tie a rope afterward around the section but it sank. they'll try to salvage it when the ocean is calmer. >> translator: we expected to be able to learn more about the north korean rocket by analyzing the first stage debris. >> some south koreans have criticized the defense ministry for failing to anticipate the launch. >>> japanese people have many issues to consider before voting in the general election on sunday. one involves opening up their markets. politicians are divided over whether japan should join the trans pacific partnership. the free-trade agreement would scr
they want to describe it as. >> reporter: perhaps the navy would have to buy less expensive, less advanced fighter jets instead of the new f-35. or the pentagon would have to cut the number of soldiers and marines back to the levels before 9/11. >> sequestration would risk hollowing out our force. >> reporter: pentagon officials say going over the cliff would actually leave them a trillion dollars in the hole, because it comes on top of cuts they've already budgeted for. >> we've put in place $487 billion in savings over the next ten years. >> reporter: are these "cuts" the same sort of budget cuts that you and i think of when we think of cutting our budget? >> i call them phantom cuts because it's not a real savings. >> reporter: freeman says the pentagon is counting money it was projecting to spend as savings which he says isn't the same as simply spending less. >> but this is the way d.c. does math. it's unfortunate that you or i can't do our taxes like that but it's the way they seem to do business here. >> a senior defense official admits that everyone at the pentagon from the secreta
to announce the navy news until christmas keeping their secret even to the from the queen but they knew when they had to rush to the hospital the information would get leaked. >> we will be back with more headlines and kron4 nose and a couple of minutes. we come back we will get an update from erica who is following the weather. rain as to the north and headed our way and we'll find out what we will see it in just a few minutes. you consider little slice of sunshine from our mt. tam cam but i guess that will go away when it rains today. >> that is right, don't expect too much sunshine today. cloud cover is increasing in rain is approaching the bay area. it is certainly on the way. is a slow-moving system and relatively weak in nature. we will not see the rainfall amounts or the widespread rain like we did last week. rain 62 dinars for the most part and into tomorrow we could pick up some moderate rain and taper off wednesday afternoon. by dry weather pattern for most of the bay area. satellite and radar shows where the rain is currently located. a lot of clouds with this system, we could see
the american and soviet navies were circling watching each other, get so tired, they almost made a mistake and pulled the nuclear trigger and each other. and finally, just sort of more innocent mistakes, if you look at an example in the 1980's, boris yeltsin, the president of russia, the norwegians had a zero weather rocket that they launched in the direction of russia. then notify the russians, but this time the notification got lost in the mail. the russian generals came and said, look, apparently somebody has lost something in us across our horizon. this is an american nuclear attack you have to miss the launch or russia will be obliterated with no shots back. thankfully was sober that date. relations were good between the u.s. and the soviet union. he said to me you know, it can't be the americans attacking. when you talk about the u.s. and iran, is drolen iran, flight times, the attention, the chances of something going wrong , the escalation ending in disaster, that much higher. finally, you also have to be concerned about iran with a nuclear umbrella. oh, well, being more responsive
at the army navy club here in washington, d.c., and it is a great pleasure to have with us today some of our real national treasures. and certainly lieutenant colonel, promotable trantor is among them -- j. b. vowell is among them. the tenant colonel vowell commander province called task force no slack which i think is really a phenomenal italian name, and also think it was a phenomenal italian -- [inaudible] in some of those difficult -- and one of the most difficult environments. lieutenant colonel vowell ripeness at stanford university doing his work college fellowship. [inaudible] >> cooperation spent all right. center for international security and cooperation. want to get your stanford bosses to let you come out here today. very, very happy. he's working on a thesis right now on afghanistan after 2014. but, of course, i got to know him while he was deployed in afghanistan, and got to visit his battalion. first, while he was out where we met, joe holiday at the time the no slack, and now the study of war, then again in february of 2011 at a commanders conference held by the colonel who
a red light. >>> a senator navy s.e.a.l. commander's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. military personnel in afghanistan found navy commander job price's body after he didn't show up at an appointed time. he was serving as the commanding officer as a special war unit called s.e.a.l. team 4. there was it is not believed he was involved in any investigations on cotron versies. >>> george h.w. bush will not make it home for the holidays. he has been hospitalized with a limb lingering cough since last month. doctors in houston say he needs to build up his energy before they will consider releasing him. at 88, he is the oldest living former president. >>> a woman is attracting big crowds with this griswold worthy christmas. check this out. jan stewart has more than 65,000 lights synced with holiday music at her home in fountain valley, california. u.s. a tribute to her late husband, but some neighbors say it's like living next door to the vegas strip. just a bit over the top. >> more appropriate for the las vegas strip than for a residential area. most of the houses do have
. [applause] julian served on the navy as a cook and also on the burial dispow -- he's a publish poet and took the first trip to washington, d.c., on a honor flight. next i want to tell you about joe. who is a accompanied by his wife. can you say i had, joe? [applause] many of you know joe but you might not know why. a picture was taken of him in 19 hay for the life magazine. it was called the "human skelton" weighing over 90 pounds. he became one of the most iconic images in world war ii after suffering in the nazi camp. it's only fitting that the 87th birthday of joe is today. [applause] joe and julian's stories have been submitted to bob patrick and the veteran's history project at the library of congress. for years and years researchers can find the interviews and use the stories for the future projects. these men represent the less than 2 million world war ii veterans living today. men and women who fought across the world, to defend and protect not only our country from harm, but something much more fundamental. our freedom. freedom is the big ideal. it's used a lot used in washington, d
the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however, a u.s. navy spokesperson said no drips are missing in the u.s. and said some have been lost over the sea in the past but not recently. they also point out that other nations also have scanned eagle drones. >>> who would taxpayers blame if we go over the fiscal cliff? new numbers are out and alison burns joins us live with more. >> reporter: a few research polls out show more americans would blame republicans over the white house. this poll shows that 53% of americans say if we go over the fiscal cliff, more blame would fall on republicans in congress. 27% believe the finger would be pointing at president obama. now, the president vowed during his re-election campaign that we would not reach that point but we're -- but we're certainly getting closer. we just learned the president is rejecting the latest counteroffer from republicans. democrats believe they can force republicans to vote on tax increases. house minority leader, nancy pelosi, could be filing the necessary paperwork in a couple of hours. reporting live
the country remember pearl harbor today and we do so being joined this morning by retired navy captain chuck nash, also a fox news military analyst. captain nash, good morning. good to have you here today. >> good morning, martha. martha: with all these things you get further and further away from them and fewer and fewer people were there and who remembered the events of that day. what do you is so important especially for young people to understand about the significance of pearl harbor? >> i think a lot of folks, young folks today have gone through a i am lar thing with 9/11. it was a galvanizing influence and it changed america forever. december 7th was a sneak attack and the nation when that day, when people found out what was going on there was no internet. so news traveled a little bit slower than it does today but it still went to every crevice of this country and the next day you had people lined up at recruiting stations. they wanted to go avenge that attack. so in a country that had seen war on the horizon, with the nazis invading poland and europe going into war, the americans co
.s. navy and c.i.a. insist it's not one of theirs. other countries in the region do use the same type of drone. >> bret: you know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen. we have new information tonight about the circuitous path of vital information immediately following the terror attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi almost three months ago. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge with a roadmap. >> the 94-port intelligence memo known as the c.i.a. talking points was reviewed by two dozen officials in 24-hour period before ambassador rice used them as the basis for the controversial sunday show appearances where she wrongly blamed the consulate attack on anti-islam video. >> they were dumbed down to the point that they were, we should have said nothing versus what they were trying to tell the american people. taking al-qaeda references out of the talking points was an injustice to what happened. >> the substantive changes including the decision to pull references to al-qaeda were made by the u.s. intelligence community specifically the c.i.a. citing the need t
navy game. that ad in the middle of the program. i have to say, the army. lou: i have k t. mcfarland and a host of folks, admiral james lyons, they're going to be right with you on that. >> you got it to my brother. it will be a great game, no afford to being in new york with you on monday. lou: the floor to it. you can get a copy of euros proved on-line or at bookstores now. go to loudobbs.com to get a link that will work as well. twenty-seven days until the fiscal cliff. president obama and the speaker still not negotiating. are they serious about solving this crisis? the "a-team". they join us in moments. obamacare at least one year away from full implementation. but you don't have to wait for the tax hikes. $317 billion in new taxes. set to kick in january 1st. and we will show you the latest tax increase brought to you by the people who created obamacare . get ready for armageddon. is america reelly headed to help? is there any way to stop the document author of after america, mark stein joins me next. ♪ ♪ lou: welcome all fundamental dishonesty at the heart of america's fin
oliver north. on the side of that boston will be up there in new york next week the arm navy gme. that ad in the mdle of the program. i have t say, the army. lou: i he k t. mcfarlan and a host of olks, adiral jmes lyons, they're going to be riht with you on that. >> youot it to my brother. it will be a geat game, no afford to being in new york with you on monda. u: the floor to it. you can get a copy of euos proved on-line or at bookstores now. to ludobbs.com to get a link that will work as well. twen-seven days until the fiscal cliff. president oama and the peaker still t negotiating. are they serious about solvi this crisis? the "a-team". they join us in momnts. obamacare at least one year away from full implementation but you don't have to wait for the tax hikes. $317 billi in new axes. set to kkick in january 1st. and we will show you the latet increase brought to you by the people who creat obamacare . get ready for amagedon. is amera rely headed t help? is there any way tostop the document author of after america, mark stein joins me next. ♪ the capital one ca rewards card gives y
was released on $1,000 bond. >>> a senior navy s.e.a.l. commander's death is being investigated as a suicide. navy commander john price's body was found after he didn't show up at an appointed time. he was serving as part of the special commanding unit s.e.a.l. team 4. he was not related in any investigation or controversies. >>> a north korean rocket had the ability to travel 6,000 miles, conceivably one could reach the u.s. this is based in part on a part they recovered from one of the rocket's boosters. south korea says it shows north korea's intent and progress. >>> how badly did mitt romney want to be president? not badly. tag romney telling "the boston globe," if his father could have found someone else to take his place, he would have gladly stepped aside. his father wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire. all right. didn't seem like it during the campaign. >> it sure didn't seem like it. but he is a private person and that did cause some problems for him. he wasn't ready to talk about things until it got too late. >>> just released poll numbers
this gift under the tree. >> i can't believe it. oh. >> gretchen: oh, the awesome surprise from a navy sailor to his mom yust in time for christmas. >> president obama drawing strong criticism about the wars in iraq and afghanistan and he said hagel is the wrong man for the job. ♪ ♪ >> clayton: welcome back. lawmakers have eight days left when a series of spending hikes and tax cuts come n you will see a slash of spending of 500 billion dollars over the next 10 years and nine percent in speppeding alone. joining us is ceo of concerned veterans for america and u.s. army veteran himself. pete, nice to see you and merry christmas to you. >> thank you for having me. >> clayton: defense cuts set to take place in the end of the year . president obama knows this and set to expire is the bush era tax cuts . what impact will this have on the military? >> it will have an across the board impactit sequestration is so bad. we'll get across the board training to maintenance and to the next weapon system and on base things provided for families and tri-care. it hits everything. secretary panetta
in baltimore, maryland. what is your background? caller: director of science and technology for the navy. you may remember me. it is a matter of management, selection of program managers. sequestration is probably a terrific opportunity. anyway, that is all i have to say. guest: the attack submarine, they have taken 2 million man hours out of the program. the cost has come down. the quality is superb. the man hours have been reduced, and they are doing it by allowing for appropriations. they fixed the design. when you put in reasonably simple controls on the process, you can reduce costs. i suspect you could do that for a lot of other programs. where we have had these multi- year programs, you can save money ship to ship or series to series. host: the caller says he remembers you. what were you doing at the time? guest: i was working as a contractor, supporting department of defense in a variety of capacities. host: caller on our independent line. go ahead. caller: after world war ii when they changed the name of the war department to defense department, that was a big mistake. all of the mil
-year career in the united states navy, including service as chief of naval operations. while serving in the navy, he also managed to obtain advanced management training at the harvard business school. you have the combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that admiral mullen possesses. respect for him is the reason so many distinguished individuals chose to join this coalition. it is my pleasure to introduce admiral mike mullen. there he is. [applause] guest: thanks. thanks. thanks for your leadership on this project, which goes back decades. i appreciate all of you coming here today at what is a truly critical juncture for our nation. in terms of a national security. our economic viability, and are continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a reporter's routine question more than two years ago that i first link to these concerns. he asked me simply, what is the greatest threat to the united states national security? as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, i asked that all the time. i answered in two words -- our debt.
and maintenance loses $3.9 billion in 2013. air force and navy aircraft purchases get cut by more than $4.2 billion. that is why some are calling cutting with a machete instead of a scalp pull. shep? >> shepard: stocks closed higher after a choppy day of trading. dow industrial average eked out 4 point gain over uncertainty about fiscal cliff thing. weakest spending report since may. a lot of storm out of that. according to the commerce department, spending dropped .2% last month. that's down a point or i sudden say 8% jump in september. analysts blame the super storm as i mentioned. its aftermath could cut economic growth for the rest of the year. syria is more isolated than ever tonight with the internet and phone lines down across the nation for the second straight day. government and opposition leaders blame each side. worst outage since the fight began about 19 mobs ago. the head of the united nations said today conflict new and appalling heights of blew tattle and violence. he could have said that a year ago, frankly. now, fears that islamic extremists could try to take advantage of
ahead of it. >> reporter: just this week, the navy tested its next generation drone, which could carry bombs and lands on an aircraft carrier with hardly any human control. the directive only applies to lethal systems. it still allows the military to develop autonomous spy planes. >> as we begin to approach the possibility of having machines select and engage targets, we want to be very careful not to cross that line without high-level policy review. >> reporter: human rights watcher applauds the pentagon's move. >> we don't believe it solves the problem, however. >> reporter: so the group is calling for governments to ban autonomous weapons outright. bonnie points to syria and wonders what killer robots could do in a conflict like that. >> because the weapons are emotionless, they could serve as a perfect tool for a dictator who would not have to worry about the danger of a human soldier turning on him if ordered to fire on his own civilians. a robot would not do that. >> reporter: when you're talking about a weapon that doesn't have the capacity to feel any compassion for its victims
.s. scaneagle drone which entered iranian air space over the persian gulf. the very powerful navy chief of the revolutionary guard said iran used jamming systems to bring down the drone which had taken off from usa aircraft carrier in the region and was on a reconnaissance mission gathering data over iran and state tv showed two revolutionary guard commanders expecting what seems to be an impact scaneagle drone in front of a huge map of the persian gulf and hon it written, we will trammell america under our feet. as you said the u.s. denies any drone had gone missing but we had a similar incident last year where iran had jammed and downed a u.s. drone in the same region. the u.s. denied a drone had been down. after a few days they admitted the drone had been downed by the iranians and asked for it back. the iranians wouldn't give the drone back, but they said that they would make a model of it and send it to the united states. they put that model for sale in iran which we managed to get a copy of, to much fanfare. this was on sale all over iran last year. we might see another copy of it
days," but they did not specify where or how. in response, the u.s. navy said none of its unmanned aerial vehicles-- u.a.v.'s-- are missing. and in washington, white house spokesman jay carney raised doubts about tehran's statements. we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning for details about this particular type of u.a.v., but again we have no evidence that the iranian claims are true. >> sreenivasan: a year ago, iran did manage to down a c.i.a. drone that apparently crossed the border from afghanistan. and last month, the u.s. military said another drone came under fire by iran over the persian gulf. it was undamaged. in afghanistan, a bomb blast has killed two nato troops in the country's south. the alliance says the attack happened yesterday. it did not provide the nationalities of those killed. so far this year at least 384 international troops have been killed in afghanistan. most of them have been americans. in economic news, the u.s. housing market showed more signs of recovery in a new report by the
the restoration of funding to retain at least three guided missiles cruisers that the navy proposed to retire before the end of their expected service life. the conference added an additional 3 tactical airlift aircraft that are essential of meeting the direct support airlift missions. these changes are essential to ensuring our military meets commission requirements. the bill also refuses to authorize another round of bracc, which i believe was first downed on a flabbed premise that assume the administration's proposal that it is correct. i refuse to accept the din minished department of defense and believe that force structure is needed to support our combatant commanders. i would be remiss if i did not express my concern with continued discussions on further reductions to the department of defense budget. while i believe the federal government, including the department of defense, needs to seek additional efficiencies, i reject the notion that additional cuts to federal government should be levied on the backs of our service men and women who provide so much. we hold a special trust for t
. >>> the u.s. navy is saying all of its active drones are accounted for after iran claimed to have captured one of them. iranian state tv says the unmanned military aircraft was captured over the persian gulf while spying on iran in iranian air space. iran isn't saying when or how this purported capture happened. it does say the drone in question is a scan eagle drone. that's a lower cost model also used by several washington's persian gulf allies. iran's announcement comes one year to the day after it claimed to have downed a more sophisticated drone over iranian soil. >>> and an intense typhoon hit the philippines killing 27 people. rising water and high winds hit millions in the storm's path. many of those live, as you can see, pretty remote areas, unprepared communities. typhoon comes a year after a storm killed more than 1200 people on the very same island. >>> a federal judge here saying hold on a second, after california becomes first state to ban conversion therapy. that's the treatment aimed at turning young gay people straight. california governor jerry brown signed the law not to
doesn't. >>> the army and navy are using some extraordinary new camouflage technology that can make troops disappear. here's cnn's chris lawrence. >> well, wolf, the army could soon be making a decision on its next generation of camouflage. but i've got to tell you, you won't believe where this technology is headed. >> camouflage can be the difference between a soldier getting shot and going home. so lots is riding on the next generation design to outfit troops. it's only been eight years since the army spent $5 billion on m camo that critics say didn't fool anyone. soldiers complained to the point where the army abandoned its one size fits all universal pattern. so they were looking for camouflage they can use everywhere? >> correct. and it didn't work anywhere. >> reporter: guy cramer is one of the designers competing to win the army's next multi-million dollar contract. he showed us the science behind every shape, size, and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital
with my counter parts there. just yesterday in my headquarters, the deputy chief of the pla navy was in hawaii with my headquarters receiving briefings on the future activities that our navies will do together, looking, talking through the issues of the rim of the pacific exercise of which you mentioned that will happen in 20 # 14. we have a growing ability to have a dialogue at the military level that's frank and open. we do that through consulted talks that we do on a periodic basis, and then we build a calendar of events on the areas where we think we'll have the most opportunity to have success working together. we build that calendar of events, and so far, we're having a very good record on meeting objectives and actually completing them. right now, i believe there's, in this time frame, there's exactly -- but there's an hdr exercise we're doing in a bilateral way between the u.s. military, paycom, and the pla. i just sent letters to my counterparts, congratlating them on their promotions, and hoping that we continue to have is a good and open dialogue. in the end, it's, you
. >> stuck cwith navy. >>> america inching closer to the fiscal cliff, 18 days we go over, that means triggering massive tax hikes and spending cuts all at the same time. the house of representatives set to go home for the holidays today and yesterday the president and speaker boehner metaphor 50 minutes and then released a statement that didn't say a whole heck of a lot but both called the discussion frank and said the lines of communication remain open. our senior congressional c correspondent dana bash is here. forget the christmas plans you're probably not going to be enjoying christmas this year? >> nobody thinks they're going home for christmas, if they do maybe for a day and come back to washington. i've been talking to sources in both parties this morning about that meeting yesterday with the president, and the speaker, which did not go very long, 50 minutes and did not go all that well. what we need are new proposals and coming together and i'm told by both parties they really restated their positions. what seems to be going on is frankly i think both sides are trying to run
. this past february the navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than ten years. in march the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action, training environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of your regular and conventional opponents. the second element of the defense strategy is to maintain the force protection where we need. on the east end of the asia-pacific region. the asia-pacific region is obviously an area of growing importance to with our economy and our security. in the middle east obviously represents continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq we've maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east in order to deter aggression, respond to crisis and ensure regional stability in the face of historic unrest and the continuing threats from iran. last week i visited some of the trips based in kuwait part of a robust posture roughly 50,000 troops and dozens of ships and fighters and bombers come advanced intelligence surveillance and reco
finally figured out where he was hiding to the navy s.e.a.l.s who killed him. >> there are two narratives about the location of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the controversy? the obama administration has faced accusations it gave undeserved access to the filmmakers. in real life, everyone involved in the hunt for bin laden remains sworn to secrecy. but the filmmakers say they got firsthand accounts. they just won't say exactly how that happened. >> i think as a reporter you would understand we take prot t protecting our sources and sort of the exact methodology of our sourcing pretty seriously, just in the same way if i asked you how did you source that story. >> katherine, when you hear mark talk this way, are you a journalist or a filmmakerer? >> that's a good question. well, i certainly tried to be as faithful to the research as possible and make a good movie and make a film that was timely. >> reporter: but how much access they got is the issue. >> obviously things went wrong here. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the house homeland security committee first called for
february, navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than 10 years. in march, the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action framing environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of regular and conventional opponents. the second element of our defense strategy is to maintain our force protection where we needed. in the middle east and in the asia-pacific region. the asia-pacific region is obviously an area of growing importance to our economy and our security. in the middle east, represent continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq. we have maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east. in order to deter aggression. respond to crisis, and short regional stability in the face of historic unrest and a continuing threat from iran. last week, i visited some of our troops based in kuwait, part of a robust posture that includes roughly 50,000 troops, dozens of ships, fighters, bombers, advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms
with him. as we say in the navy, jay, well done. may you and your family have fair wind and good seas. i yield back. mr. woodall: i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, at this time it's my great pleasure to yield to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: i thank the gentleman from georgia for hosting this hour. and an opportunity to recognize and thank a good friend, jay pearson, who started his work in the u.s. house of representatives in 1978, in the office of the general clerk under then majority leader john rhodes. where he learned the intricacies of the house and legislative procedures while keeping official minutes in this chamber. in 1979 he began working in the republican cloakroom where he remained for seven years before beginning a new position as floor assistance it -- floor assistant to the republican leader in 1986. since then jay has served as floor assistant to three speakers of the house, including newt gingrich, dennis hastert and the current speaker, john boehner. the career that has spanned over 35 years, jay has served as an invaluable role for so
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